Fundu Lagoon

The ultimate in barefoot luxury

Effortlessly chic and only accessible by boat, Fundu Lagoon is one of the most remote island resorts in the Indian Ocean.

You'll enjoy barefoot luxury in a tropical Tanzanian setting at this privately-owned boutique resort. Makuti thatched roofs, wooden walkways and sandy paths lend a rustic Robinson Crusoe charm to Fundu Lagoon, allowing it to blend perfectly with the surrounding forest and the coastline –  you'll soon find yourself living your very own island adventure. 

Close to some of the world's most spectacular dive sites, the fully equipped PADI dive centre means that you can explore the thriving pristine reefs and witness an abundance of marine life here. Alternatively, relax in the infinity edge swimming pool and take in your tropical surroundings; indulge in a pampering treatment at the Fusion Spa, or sip a delicious cool drink at one of the three bars during your rejuvenating stay.

Offering a beautiful location and luxurious facilities, this award-winning resort is perfect for a special holiday, anniversary celebration or honeymoon and will provide you with a lifetime of precious memories. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 385 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Excellent coral reef for diving and snorkelling
  • PADI dive centre

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 18 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. one hour and 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport (flight, road transfer & boat transfer)
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Fundu Lagoon

  • Beach
  • approx. one hour and 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport (flight, road transfer & boat transfer)
385 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 315
  • Very Good 43
  • Average 10
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 16, 2019

Remote island paradise

London, United Kingdom

We stayed at Fundu for 7 nights after safari, as part of our 3 week honeymoon trip to Tanzania. Pemba Island is completely different to Zanzibar and we are so pleased that we decided to visit, and to stay at Fundu. It really is a hidden paradise and made even more special by the journey to get there - on a 12-seater plane and then speed boat, which I expect thankfully deters a lot of tourists! The resort itself is designed beautifully and, though it is not large in terms of numbers of rooms, the lodges are spread out over a large area, allowing peace and privacy for those that want it. Despite its size, the resort is secluded and blends beautifully with the landscape on the island, so that you would hardly know it is there when approaching by boat. The team at Fundu are all so friendly and make a huge effort to welcome you to the island. Being just before peak season, the hotel wasn't full when we were there and so we were really thrilled to be upgraded to the gigantic Jungle Suite, complete with its own private plunge pool! But this was just the start of the incredible efforts from the team to make our stay perfect. Friends had organised a couple of excursions for us as a wedding present, including a sunset dhow boat cruise, but some unusually windy weather during our visit and an issue with one of the boats, had meant that it was looking like we might not get the chance to go out. However, the manager Tristan went to huge efforts to find us another boat, in the end actually swimming round the coast himself to speak to the local fishermen and borrow one of their boats for us! The sunset cruise was so special and, to top it off, the team had also arranged a lovely candlelit dinner on the beach for us when we returned. Overall the food was excellent and we especially enjoyed the fresh seafood, fruit and variety of desserts. There are lots of activities and excursions available at Fundu and we would highly recommend doing a trip to Misali island. It is just breath-takingly beautiful and we went out twice to snorkel, see dolphins and just spend a few hours just enjoying the stunning beach. Not that a massage is needed to feel extremely relaxed at Fundu, but Olivia the masseuse was fantastic and is definitely worth visiting. It is also worth reading the story of the hotel (there is a book in each lodge), and the years of work that went into developing it, to really appreciate what a privilege it is to stay in this far-flung and unique place. All in all, we had an incredible stay and cannot recommend Fundu Lagoon enough for anyone who is looking for an island paradise off the beaten track. We hope to return one day!
Aug 12, 2019

Breathtaking, magical hideaway

Our amazing African adventure included 7 nights at the magical Fundu Lagoon. A very memorable experience. From the James Bond style arrival, speeding towards your own tropical island to the picture perfect sunsets enjoyed whilst sipping cocktails at the jetty bar. The lodge blends seamlessly into the local landscape and why would you want to detract from the sun-kissed sands, edged by palm trees looking out on crystal clear seas. All staff contribute to the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and Tristan and Georgie, the managers, go above and beyond to ensure your every need is met. Our trip to Masali Island with Mede and Abdhi for the snorkelling was incredible, as was our expedition to the local village to see the flying foxes and to enjoy the bird life whilst gently drifting through the mangrove lagoons. We saw dolphins playing in the early morning and had fun paddle boarding and kayaking. There was also plenty of time for reading and relaxing - a particular big thank you to Olivia for her deeply relaxing Balinese massage. The food was delicious - we particularly enjoyed the candlelight beachside barbecue under a sky full of stars. Moreover, we like the relationship Fundu has with its local community, providing educational, medical and practical support as well as a philosophy of employing and sourcing locally wherever possible. Guests can contribute to their community welfare project if they so wish. Thank you all for making our visit to you so special. Asante Sana.
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Facilities

PADI Dive Centre

The resort features a fully equipped PADI dive centre allowing you to explore some spectacular sites found close by.

Infinity Pool

Fringed by natural forest, the infinity pool is set on the hillside above the hotel and offers stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Fusion Spa

Fundu's Fusion Spa embraces the ancient healing philosophies of African and Asian culture. A variety of treatments can be enjoyed such as massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the Reception Area

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Room Types

Hillside Room

The standard rooms at Fundu Lagoon are situated on the hillside. The rooms offer glorious ocean views and an indoor and outdoor seating area from where you can enjoy the perfect sunset or sunrise over Pemba Island. In addition these rooms feature a mosquito net, ceiling fan and a hardwood panelled bathroom fitted with a hot water shower.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Beachfront Room

Beachfront Rooms are set on the beachfront and offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean. All feature a mosquito net, ceiling fan, hardwood panelled bathroom fitted with a hot water shower and a private sundeck with beach beds.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Suite

Suites are located on the hillside or by the beach from where you can enjoy the stunning ocean views from the comfort of your own private chill out area, with private plunge pool and sundeck. Each suite also houses an open plan lounge, stone-walled bathroom with walk-in shower, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a minibar.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Superior Suite

Superior Suites are located directly on the beach and feature two private terraces and a private chill out area with plunge pool which overlooks the ocean. Each suite also houses a large queen-sized bed, open plan lounge, stone-walled bathroom with walk-in shower, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a minibar.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

The Jetty Bar

Enjoy lounging and watching the afternoon pass you by; or listen to the ocean beneath your feet as you sip on some evening sundowners. The Jetty Bar, as its name might suggest, is situated on the jetty out to sea, and is the perfect spot to relax day or night.

Main Restaurant

The main restaurant is set under a thatched roof, open to the sky and sea, and serves up some of the best cuisine in East Africa. With a fusion of Arabic, Indian and Swahili influences, the daily fisherman's catch and unusual fruits add an exotic twist to traditional dishes. Restrictions: No swimwear can be worn inside the Main Restaurant.The Main Restaurant will close periodically throughout the day for breakfast (7.30am - 10.30am), lunch (12.30pm - 2.45pm) and dinner (7.30pm - 9.45pm).

The Pool Bar

The poolside bar is set alongside the infinity pool. Enjoy cooling drinks and light snacks here throughout the day.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

All meals, soft drinks, beer and wine are included in the all inclusive package. Cocktails and spirits are available at an additional charge.

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